LPN to RN programs evening/weekend NE ohio?

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    I've been searching for a lpn to rn evening/weekend program or an online program with no luck! I live in the northeast ohio area and most programs are days! Unfortunely right now my work schedule would not permit that. I spoke with NIT in cuyahoga falls today and the rep told me "well you might want to find a new job"....easy for her to say! Yes i'm sure that i can but i am contracted til July 2010 with my current employer and really enjoy my job.

    I've looked into excellisor and the skills test out really makes me nervous. I loved my clinicals when i was in LPN school because i learned so much. If i'm going to spend that much money, I want to get my hands dirty.


    Any ideas? Has anyone attended Rio Grande's online program? I know they are in southern ohio but if i only have to travel for clinicals, it wouldn't be too terrible.
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    Make sure you don't go to the ATS Institute of Technology. They have LPN-to-RN program. I think they have evening classes, but just don't go there. I am finishing their RN program right now and I am regretting that I didn't go to Tri-C when I could. Their prices are simply insane and they change policy However they want. On top of all this their credits may not be transferable.
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    It sucks but that's what I'm going to have to do: find a new job! I've been looking for a few weeks now with no luck! And I will have to work afternoons!! That's ok though, school for me is more important! It's just finding the job that really is not so easy.

    Good Luck
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    I called Rio Grande today and actually was pretty impressed. It is a online course with clinicals 1 day a week starting with the actually nursing courses(2nd semester). Granted I will have to travel approx 3 hrs, i am definitely considering it. Cost of program without books and uniform is a little over $7,000.00. I still have some questions about it but we'll see. If i get accepted by the oct 9th cut off date, i could finish by the end of 2011! That would be so exciting and wonderful!

    I would have to cut my hours down to 32 hours per week but could possibly change my scheduled days around.
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    I also have spoke with Rio Grande and was much impressed with their LPN to RN program. They have good scheduling for those nurses who work as LPN's. The only thing with me is that I live out of state so my cost for tuition would be 47, 700.00. That is paying approximately 900.00 per credit hour. Love the school and program, but this is a little to far fetched for me to pay.

    Geniva
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    Stark state has an evening/weekends program. And there only 127 per credit hour.
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    Did any of you end up doing Rio's online program? I'm thinking of starting next year, the fall of 2011. I've been talking to folks at the school and also to people who are going to start this fall.
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    What about Huron school of nursing? They start classes every six months and you recieve an associate from Tri-C. E/W programs seems to be only 3 nights a week.
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    I ended up not doing Rio Grande's program due to my boyfriend getting hit with a layoff. It just isn't the right time, i guess. It is still on my list of possibilities at this point.

    I did look at Huron road since they do have an evening and weekend program but I am very uncomfortable with the area as is my boyfriend so as of now, that is a definite no go.

    I did recieve a postcard in the mail the other day about Fortis college in cuyahoga falls(formally NIT), and it said they have a weekend program. I may try to give them a call today to see if i can get any information on their program. Granted i would not be able to start at this time, but it would be closer than rio grande's program.
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    Quote from Stehulak7
    I've been searching for a lpn to rn evening/weekend program or an online program with no luck! I live in the northeast ohio area and most programs are days! Unfortunely right now my work schedule would not permit that. I spoke with NIT in cuyahoga falls today and the rep told me "well you might want to find a new job"....easy for her to say! Yes i'm sure that i can but i am contracted til July 2010 with my current employer and really enjoy my job.

    I've looked into excellisor and the skills test out really makes me nervous. I loved my clinicals when i was in LPN school because i learned so much. If i'm going to spend that much money, I want to get my hands dirty.


    Any ideas? Has anyone attended Rio Grande's online program? I know they are in southern ohio but if i only have to travel for clinicals, it wouldn't be too terrible.
    Hi I am in the distance learning program which prepares you for excellisor and has skills test at the end.


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